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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Enoplea
Subclass: Enoplia

Enoplia is a subclass of nematodes in Class Enoplea.

Enoplians are characterized by amphids shaped like ovals, stirrups, or pouches. Their bodies are smooth, without rings or lines. The esophagus is cylindrical and glandular.[1]

As of 2012, the subclass is divided into two orders.[1][2] They are distinguished mainly by habitat type.[3]


  1. ^ a b Subclass Enoplia. Nemaplex: Nematode-Plant Expert Information System. University of California, Davis. Version July 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Phylum Nematoda. Nematode Classification. Department of Nematology. University of California, Riverside.
  3. ^ Bik, H. M., et al. (2010). Moving towards a complete molecular framework of the Nematoda: a focus on the Enoplida and early-branching clades. BMC Evol Biol. 10: 353.